Samuel Yirga recording at Real World Studios for Society of Sound

Debut from Ethiojazz prodigy supported by Society of Sound

Piano prodigy Samuel Yirga began his recording career creating music for the Society of Sound release ‘The Habasha Sessions’. From this early work Samuel went on to make ‘Guzo’, his… Read more

Paul Bilson recording The Creole Choir of Cuba. Photo: York Tillyer

Recording The Creole Choir of Cuba

The Creole Choir of Cuba recorded their new album, Santiman, at Real World Studios. Production engineer Patrick Philips explains why they decided to have the choir individually miked and set… Read more

Ed Harcourt, Back Into The Woods

Recording Ed Harcourt by Abbey Road engineer Pete Hutchings

Recorded in six hours straight, these production notes by Abbey Road engineer Pete Hutchings explain how he set about recording Ed Harcourt’s pared-back and beautiful new album, Back Into The… Read more

Ed Harcourt, Into the Woods

How Ed Harcourt recorded his album in one night at Abbey Road

Ed Harcourt recorded his sixth album, Back into the Woods, at Abbey Road Studios. It was inspired by the studio itself and the desire to make a stripped-back honest album.… Read more

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XTC man Andy Partridge discusses new album, Gonwards

Gonwards is a new collaboration between Peter Blegvad and Andy Partridge and is available to download to Society of Sound members. We asked Andy about the recording: “Acting as ersatz… Read more

Open Tubular Bells tape box

Exclusive Tubular Bells studio-quality downloads including a 5.1 version

On the 25th May 1973 an album was released that would change the perceptions of what was possible in the sphere of popular music. One of the most phenomenal albums… Read more

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Album review: Ches Smith’s Cong For Brums – Psycho Predictions (88 Records)

From Baby Dodds’ tumbling his way through “Spooky Drums” to Han Bennink getting giddy on Tempo Comodo, the choices a percussionist makes when he or she sets up shop alone… Read more

Joseph Arthur-Credit Myriam Santos

Joseph Arthur’s Redemption City new Society of Sound album

If there’s such a thing as the opposite of writer’s block, Joseph Arthur has it. The Akron, Ohio-bred/Brooklyn, NY-residing singer/songwriter, who once released four EPs in the span of as… Read more

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Wonderful video from new instrumental Darren Hayman album, Lido

Super Swimming Stadium by Darren Hayman from Darren Hayman on Vimeo. Lido is an instrumental album by Darren Hayman about open air swimming pools. He also has a blog which… Read more